Sheet Music: All Covered with Moss

TitleAll Covered with Moss
Alternate titlesRoger the Weaver
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (54 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (325 kB)
Date added2022-01-20
Last updated2022-01-20
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 1.0 (average)
Jigs, Traditional/Folk


There are no recordings for this tune yet. Submit yours!

Thursday 20 January 2022

Tune of the Day: All Covered with Moss

Traditional Irish jig

This tune appears in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in 1903. It was played by fiddler Edward Cronin, born in County Tipperary in the 1830s, although he had no name for it. A member of O'Neill's traditional Irish music circle in Chicago, Sergeant Early (an uilleann piper and member of the Chicago police force), upon hearing Cronin play, remarked “with evident appreciation, ‛Ah, that's well covered with moss’ — alluding to its ancient strains”. O'Neill seized upon the remark as a convenient title.